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When Records Began- A Plotted History of the Parliamentary Archives Firsts

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This image shows a a map like plan. The river Dee runs through the plan. Farmland features heavily. There is compass in the top right hand corner.

Parliament first began to keep and preserve its archives in 1497. The Parliamentary Archives collects significant records created by Parliament such as Acts of Parliament, as well as documents that record the activity of Parliament such as journals and Hansard. …

The Parliamentary Archives Jargon Buster: The Main Papers

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This blog was written by Verity Jones, Archives Assistant (Graduate Trainee). For our second jargon busting blog, we’re looking at one of the most unhelpfully named collections in the Parliamentary Archives – the Main Papers. While their name gives little …

People, Places and Religion: A joint workshop with Cornwall Record Office

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On the 6th Feb I went to Cornwall to deliver joint workshops with Cornwall Record Office inspired by our new geo mapping web resource. The workshops were filled in record time by local family historians keen to research their 17th …

None Hath Refused – Digitising the Protestation Returns

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One of the behind the scenes teams in the Parliamentary Archives is the Digitisation Team – we’re two staff who are responsible for delivering the Archives’ public copying service, digitisation project work and supporting exhibitions and outreach activities. We handle …